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    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 81 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Downward Spiral...

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 16 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    just weighs on me so much he never stopped

    hurting me and honestly I need someone right now
    tyguy4life tyguy4life 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 22 Responses May 19, 2010

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    My life is a swirling mix of emotions

    and personalities, battling for control of my mind, it's hectic and sometimes I just give up and just totally become an empty shell, living with severe depression and almost daily suicidal tendencies is tough but it's taught be one important thing that honestly everyone should...
    HatredIncarnated HatredIncarnated 13-15, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    It's always dark. Even during the daylight

    hours, there's so sunshine. I'm drowning in a never-ending fog that keeps me to where I can't see.
    TryingtoFlyy TryingtoFlyy 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 23 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    I found a cure for depression.

    Play Metallica songs at very loud volumes. I felt like **** today. Played Metallica for about 2 hours and I feel great.
    Jackson2222 Jackson2222 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 18-21, M 9 Responses Mar 14, 2015

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    I have clear suicide plan,

    i already have the tools, prepared notes, and decided when im gunna do it. Im still finding reason why i should stop this but i really cant find one. People whom i know dont care that I've been living with mental illness, and i dont want them to know my suicide plan cos they're...
    kazzerino kazzerino 22-25, F 71 Responses Jul 9, 2015

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    I've been battling depression

    for a very long time. Longer than I can ever remember. I never told my parents so I could never get anti-depressants. I almost succumbed to the pain a couple of times. The past couple of days I haven't been doing so well and my depression is getting worse. It's almost like I'm...
    yuki920 yuki920 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Being ******* depressed

    and having no one to talk to is the absolute worst. And anyone I try to, they don't get it and all give me the same, generic advice. Depression is not a random feeling you just get sometimes. Depression is a dark, ******* rainy cloud drowning you day by day and I am slowly...
    TheLadyYves TheLadyYves 18-21, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hey! You know how you can have a high self

    esteem that never fails or collapses? Never be wrong! Which is acquired by never thinking you're right in the first place. You need adaptability not strength.
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 22-25, F 11 Responses Mar 13, 2015

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    So i can official say i have never been

    so Depressed in my entire life I was told by my Social Worker that GPs are fighting over who has to take responsibility for me If i don't take support they will put me in a secure hospital or something as a Vulnerable Adult I mean knowing if i don't do what i am told i will...
    SophieSophLJ SophieSophLJ 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    I have issues with anxiety

    and depression. I feel so lost and frustrated. I want to spend time together with my love but I want to spend time alone and I want to not feel second to his video game even though he spends more time with me than the game. I feel so lost.
    jennadacat jennadacat 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Been clinically depressed

    for over a decade, since my teenage years, just last year I was diagnosed as bipolar. Hate the way the meds make me feel tho. Eff the lithium. What else is there to make me not hate everything....
    LinzMarie612 LinzMarie612 26-30, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Why am I still alive?

    Why don't I just die already? My whole life I've been used and discarded by many people. My friends, family and even strangers. Why I am i still here? I know that no one cares about me, I know that my existence is disgusting and unwanted and I know that when my dog dies and my...
    Rookie09 Rookie09 22-25, M 5 hrs ago

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    I've become so cold,

    and uninterested with people. I just don't care. It's so unlike me. I've become so confrontational..
    terriblefixations terriblefixations 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    You've been gone almost a month now.

    I just want to hear your voice so badly... It's killing me.
    terriblefixations terriblefixations 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've been battling depression

    for 5 years and today i found myself unable to get out of bed.
    kmgan kmgan 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 8 Responses Mar 18, 2015

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    Now my fiance thinks it is ok to look at other

    women nude with me around and it makes me feel as if im not good enophe what should i do
    BrokenHearted95 BrokenHearted95 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    OK. I need help. I can't stop taking Ibuprofen.

    I was supoose to take 2 daily but I took 18 yesterday. I want my depression to stop. How do I stop depression?
    sievert sievert 13-15, F 14 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 93 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 24 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    today has been crap I broke my glasses an feel

    so tired. it was the Last thing I need to just fall apart. I feel so unhappy. I miss my house my happy life
    SMcCL SMcCL 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am broken and feel like I don't belong I just

    am mentally overwhelmed and want to just give up I want to be happy but I'm just lost and feel empty
    deatheater24 deatheater24 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    You can "rewire" your brain to be happy

    by simply recalling 3 things you're grateful for every day for 21 days. Psychmind *I would suggest writing them down.
    silverfox61 silverfox61 61-65, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    went and got a gym membership a few weeks ago.

    ....one of my friends inspired me to make a change, we've always been close cuz we're so much alike, battling with depression and anxiety so we help each other out. she went and got herself a membership so I worked up the nerve to go get myself one thanks to her..... really...
    ShysietheVampiric ShysietheVampiric 18-21, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 8 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    I would love to chat

    and listen to someone going through a hard time Like I am right now. No perverts please:)
    Nuclearsoultheory125 Nuclearsoultheory125 31-35, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    It's slowly eating away at me.

    .. Acting like I'm fine when I'm not always okay.. The last week has been torture and I feel so alone and useless and just want to get my **** together and make things better
    Catho Catho 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I've been having suicidal thoughts ever

    since I was twelve, and have been self-harming ever since I was seventeen. And today has been a pretty bad day in terms of suicidal thoughts...
    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight 18-21 4 Responses 2 days ago

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